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Dress Family History

Dress Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; possibly from a short form of the Germanic personal name Thrasolt, composed with a stem meaning ‘to fight’, or alternatively from the personal name Andreas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Drass, Tress, Drews, Drees, Ress, Kress, Gress, Gess, Dies, Drewes

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Where is the Dress family from?

You can see how Dress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dress family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dress families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Dress families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Dress's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dress families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dress surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dress. 22% of Dress men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Dress women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dress were Manager and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dress census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 713 immigration records available for the last name Dress. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dress. For the veterans among your Dress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dress lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dress in 1954 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

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